The rain may have made things colder than expected, but the Aberdeen International Youth Festival received a warm welcome, nonetheless, when the Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society accepted receipt of a giant conductors baton to kick-start the festivities.
Outside the Dalrymple Hall and Arts Centre, FJAS President John Gibson thanked the public for attending the handover, wasting no time in accepting the baton ahead of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival.
With rain falling, morale was kept high by the Fraseburgh Pipe Band who led members of the Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society outside to perform for the gathered crowd.
Junior members of the FJAS sung and danced, while older members entertained those braving the elements with their own dance routines.
Performing outside the Dalrymple Hall and Arts Centre, crowds enjoyed members of Fraserburgh Academy’s Global Rock and 6.1.0 Dance Academy, before they were invited to follow the pipe band to the Fraserburgh Heritage Centre.
There, with the pipe band playing to welcome guests arriving at the tourist attraction, the public were treated to dancers from the Burnett School of Dance performing traditional Highland dance.
For more information on the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, visit www.aiyf.org.